This is a 2500 word essay
You are provided with a scenario below based upon a person with a mental health need.
You will be expected to discuss the range of health needs and services that may be accessed and to identify other professionals who are likely to be involved in their care (be realistic).
Consider the impact of the health condition on the family or carer and to demonstrate how the recovery model of care promotes effective communication and a partnership approach to person-centred care.
Jim (aged 22) has been newly diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is currently a student at Leeds University studying economics. His family live in Buckinghamshire and are very supportive.
Before his diagnosis he suffered mild auditory hallucinations which now seem to be under control on his current medication (risperidone 4mg daily) which he takes orally. He finds it difficult at time to deal with the side effects which effect his concentration which is having a marked effect on his studies, he has also found that there have been changes relating to his sex drive.
He lives in student accommodation and has a good group of friends. Jim is currently in a relationship with another student on the course. He has not yet told her about his difficulties and is concerned that it may affect their relationship. He realises this sort of anxiety could be a trigger for relapse and is unsure what to do
On completion of this unit you should be able to: Assessment Criteria:
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
Explore the range of needs that people accessing mental health services may have with reference to classifications and explanations of mental health and illness Define the concepts of mental health and illness with reference to classifications and explanations of mental illness
Identify the needs associated with various mental health problems
Identify a range of services that people may need in response to their mental health problems.
Explore the impact of mental health needs on people, their family and carers, and appropriate models of care
Explore the impact of mental illness on social functioning
Explore individual and specific psychological needs of the mentally ill person and their family or carer in different care settings
Review appropriate models of care and the mental health nurses role in the assessment and provision of care
Discuss the role and values of the mental health nurse when working in partnership with people, their families and health care professionals, and the importance of effective communication
Describe partnership working in mental health nursing with reference to communication, therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries
Identify members of the multi disciplinary team and reflect on the role of the mental health nurse within the team
Explore the attributes, values and skills needed in mental health nursing and reflect on own values and beliefs
Guidelines for this Assessment
You will be expected to identify and discuss the range of health needs and consider the impact of these on the service user and family or carer
You will need to identify and discuss the range of services that may be accessed by the service user and their family or carers.
You will discuss the role of other professionals who are likely to be involved in care delivery.
You will need to demonstrate an understanding of person centred care and consider how you would promote effective communication with the service user and their family.
You will identify and discuss a framework or model of care that will promote this effective communication and partnership approach to person-centred care.
Your essay will need to be written in the third person
All your arguments and your discussion should relate to the scenario given and should be supported by literature.